We are offering an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist who would like to develop and consolidate their clinical skills within one of our Community Mental Health Teams for Older Adults.
You would be working alongside the Multi-Disciplinary team, with service users experiencing functional mental illness.
The job plan for this post would include undertaking Occupational Therapy assessments using MohoExplor and other specialist O.T assessments, formulating goals with the person and their family/Carers and offering individual and group interventions such as Health and Wellbeing groups, Transitions groups, Initial Interventions.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be able to work as a team member as well as autonomously and manage a small case load of non-CPA service users with a functional illness, who may have complex needs. You will work collaboratively with service users, staff, and carers to identify goals to determine and deliver an appropriate intervention/recovery plan which maximises occupational engagement and performance whilst balancing risk, and promoting choice and independence, and be able to monitor and evaluate the interventions in order to measure progress and increase efficacy for the best possible service user outcomes and experience.
The post holder will have the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing; be computer literate and have the knowledge of and ability to apply national policies and procedures including confidentiality, consent, risk management and service user involvement.
Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Job description Job responsibilities
To assist in identifying, developing and providing the Occupational Therapy contributionwithin the multi-disciplinary service in accordance with the needs of service users and therequirements of the service.To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate therapeutic interventions for identified service users.To manage a defined caseload of service users with occupational needs using evidencebased, service user centred, hope and recovery, health promotion and relapse preventionorientated principles and practice.
Please see Job Description for full details.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
- Further training in working with older people and functional illness or other related field, Full clean driving License and car owner
Knowledge of mental health conditions Essential
- Mental health / dementia experience (2) expressed interest in client group (2) awareness of legislation (1)
- Experience of delivering 1:1 and/or group interventions
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